posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:51 AM
Let me kindly simplify this whole mess.
We're slaves to reality, not to other people.
It's tied to ignorance and finiteness. Ignorance exists because of finiteness. Finite resources force us to compete and to make quick (even impulse)
decisions. Communication (or information transport) is limited to light-speed. Quantum fluctuations prevent discrete knowledge of the subatomic world
and thus prevent perfect predictions of the future or of areas outside our domain. So no matter what we learn and for however long, it will remain
limited. Unknown shall always exist. And so our conscience can only know so much at any one time. This also applies to our species. Because there're
gaps in our knowledge, we will always make mistakes. We will always suffer some form of disaster.
We're also a vast collection of trillions of human cells and several times more non-human. We may believe we control our conscience, but it must exist
synchronous with the body.
Nobody chooses their genetics or where they're born and the myriad circumstances that occur immediately after; whether you're born into famine or
abuse or disaster or war or into bounty and surplus. If you're born into war, you will likely either leave the country or become anti-war or become a
soldier or strive to help your country survive it. If you're born into famine you will know what it's to be thirsty. If you're born into bounty you
will receive lots of education and you're likely to have less children. If you're born into poverty, you're less likely to develop a higher education.
I don't think I have to sit here and list all of the variables. It's true that a person can mold their life if they try hard, but it's also true that
statistically people tend to either fail or succeed depending on the circumstances, many of which are outside our control; thus, make lemonade from
We will always struggle and fight to survive as a civilization and as a species. Thus, one can argue that we're a slave to our nature, to our
universe, to our reality, to our circumstances.
edit on 17-2-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)